HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 cc395-6

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any evidence to show that illness or death have resulted from the use of preservatives in cream?


There is evidence that individuals have suffered from digestive disorders after taking boracised cream, and there are cases on record where a single dose of borax has caused death. But, apart from the general objection to the use of preservatives in food as tending to mask the effects of dirty methods of production, the case against borax is that it is a cumulative and insidious chemical substance, the continued ingestion of which cannot fall to be injurious, in a greater or less degree, to the tissues of the body.